Christina Economos presents on childhood obesityAn Interview with Christina Economos, PhD

Catalyzing Communities to Reverse the Trend of Childhood Obesity

Wednesday, February 6 | Noon (EST)

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Join us for a conversation with Dr. Christina Economos as she discusses the state of childhood obesity and interventions being developed to tackle this growing epidemic. She will share her obesity interventions to date targeted at the community level with ability to scale up and reach children across the country.

Hosted by Conference Chair, Dr. David L. Katz


Brad CooperAn Interview with Brad Cooper

Beyond Grit: How Mental Toughness Insights Can Impact Your Wellbeing Outcomes 

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View an interview with Brad Cooper, CEO of US Corporate Wellness. Mental toughness is an oft-referenced phrase in the world of athletics that is credited as being THE key differentiator between success and failure at all levels. What if the key components at the heart of mental toughness also played a key role in employee health and well-being? Brad discusses the very latest global research on mental toughness and what it means for the health and wellness of you, your family, your clients (coaches and providers) or your employee team members (organizations).

Hosted by Conference Chair, Dr. David L. Katz


Rajiv Kumar, MD

An Interview with Rajiv Kumar, MD

How Do We Adapt to the Emerging Growth and Evolution of Health Promotion?

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View an interview with Rajiv Kumar, MD President & Chief Medical Officer, Virgin Pulse, as he discusses finding the right balance between a high-tech and a high-touch approach, harnessing the power of big data to drive personalization, engagement, and meaningful outcomes and other important issues –  sharing his vision for the future of health promotion.

Hosted by Conference Chair, Dr. David L. Katz


Ken Pelletier_EpigeneticsAn Interview with Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD

Epigenetics: Change your Genes, Change your Life 

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View an interview with Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Director of the Corporate Health Improvement Program (CHIP) at UCSF, as he discusses the new science of “epigenetics” (or “above the genes”) which, he asserts, indicates that we exert a profound influence over which of our genes will be turned on (expressed) or turned off (suppressed) through our daily, ongoing diet, stress, pharmacy use, as well as our psychosocial, and physical environment. To paraphrase Shakespeare, the fault lies not in our genes but in ourselves.

Hosted by Conference Chair, Dr. David L. Katz